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This memoir offers a candid and funny response to those who question the racial authenticity of successful black men. After receiving a letter asserting that he is “not a genuine black man,” Copeland (comic, actor, radio talk-show host) tries to understand the qualifications needed to earn the...
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Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah. Lemony Snicket is an alleged children’s book author. Lisa Brown is an alleged illustrator. For the first time in literary history, these three elements are combined in one book. People who are interested in any or all of these things will find this...
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T. C. Boyle’s seventh novel transforms two characters straight out of history into rich mythic figures whose tortured love story is as heartbreaking as it is hilarious. It is the dawn of the twentieth century when the beautiful, budding feminist Katherine Dexter falls in love with Stanley McCormick...
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This anthology is a collection of authors who have done readings at San Francisco’s Edinburgh Castle Pub over the years. It features writings from Irvine Welsh, Mary Roach, Po Bronson, Noah Hawley, Peter Plate, Alan Black, and Jack Boulware, among many others. Includes bonus audio CD of Welsh.
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Award-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe, the slightly warped mind behind Stupid Pet Tricks, is an old hand with dogs. She knows who's boss (they are) and the myriad ways a loving pet can make you feel guilty twenty-four hours a day. This new edition of Merrill Markoe's classic collection of...
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Picking up from the final pages of the Pentultimate Peril, this farewell installment to the ridiculously (and deservedly!) popular A Series of Unfortunate Events places our protagonists right where we last left them: on a large, wooden boat in the middle of the ocean, trapped with their nemesis...
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It should come as no surprise that the Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature is the inaugural title from McSweeney’s Books, the publishing arm of Dave Eggers’ literary quarterly McSweeney’s. There appears to be two Neal Pollacks at work in the literary world. There’s the legendary award-...